Sony Corporation (ADR) (Public, NYSE:SNE) claims that cybersecurity expert Dr. Gene Spafford is lying when he stated that Sony’s PlayStation Network ”was unpatched and had no firewall installed.”
Spafford had testified in the US House of Representatives Subcomittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade’s hearing that not only had Sony lacked security, but two to three months before the attack, the vulnerability was reported “in an open forum monitored by Sony employees,” but the company took no action to rectify the situation.
However, Sony insists:
“The previous network for Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Online Entertainment used servers that were patched and updated recently, and had multiple security measures in place, including firewalls.”
Do you believe Sony?
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